Preview: St. Patty’s Day 3k/5k/10k in The Dalles – part of the Jumpstart Race Series

Jumpstart St. Patty's Day registration

Registration form for the 2014 St. Patty's Day run in The Dalles - part of the Jumpstart Race Series.

While the Valentine's Day Run was canceled due to inclement weather, the Jumpstart Series in The Dalles is running again on Saturday, March 15, 2014. This race is the last in the three-race series, and offers a 3k, 5k and 10k; all of which welcome runners and walkers. The run will start at 10a from Lewis & Clark Festival Park, near the river dock by the downtown underpass. The course is a hybrid out-and-back with a small loop. The top three overall males and females will win medals, with ribbons in each 10 year age group three deep.

You can register by mailing in this form or DOR start at 8a. Pre-registration is $8 without the shirt and $25 with (it’s a tech shirt). DOR registration is $10.

This is a very supportive race – great for first timers. If you’re looking for a speedy time, too, you can earn one here – current course records are as follows:

3k Men’s: Luis Martinez 11:32
3k Women’s: Katie Conklin: 14:35

5k Men’s: Alex Dillard: 17:17
5k Women’s: Jen Puzey: 17:58

10k Men’s: Joe Dudman: 34:12
10k Women’s: Erin Ford: 41:00

And, just for fun, here’s a photo from the “Race that Wasn’t.” Even though the Valentine’s Day Race was canceled, a hearty bunch still braved the cold and snow to get their run in and photographer Scott McMullen was there to capture the action.

Runners meeting at what would have been the start of the 2014 Jumpstart Valentine's Day Run in The Dalles on Saturday, February 8. The race was canceled due to weather.

Runners meeting at what would have been the start of the 2014 Jumpstart Valentine’s Day Run in The Dalles on Saturday, February 8. The race was canceled due to weather. Credit: Scott McMullen and Tom Conklin

About Kelly Barten (1150 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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